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Entresto Hurdles Dog Novartis

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Executive Summary

Entresto's slow market start following its US approval prompted many questions as Novartis AG reported its quarterly results Oct. 27. The heart failure drug booked sales of $16m in third quarter following FDA approval on July 7, 2015, and the company acknowledged that its current lack of reimbursement status for Medicare Part D patients – which make up a large part of its target population – was holding it back. By way of contrast, sales for psoriasis drug Cosentyx (secukinumab), which was approved in the US in January, were $88m in the third quarter.



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